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Twitter is Going Crazy Over Thousands Of “Penis Fish” That Have Been Washed Up Ashore in California

Yeah, when the tide comes in is when things tend to get messy...like this post by New York Post who reported the sudden reappearance of the 300-million-year-old species called "pulsing penis fish" on Drakes Beach in California that is currently awash with these funny looking d*ck fish. Rarely has the general population been so interested in news about bays, yet here we are. Twitter is going crazy. 

Parr is a biologist from the Western Section of the Wildlife Society and explained that these worms typically burrow into mud or sand underwater, but a storm likely pushed them ashore, turning it into a nude beach. Parr explains the function of the worm: "When the tide is in, the worm slides up to the chimney of its burrow and exudes a sticky mucous net from a ring of glands. Sometimes you can see these mucous nets, looking like decaying jellyfish, draped around the burrow entrance. The worm continues to secrete as it slips lower into the burrow, generating a slime-net that stretches from the chimney to the worm's mouth. Using contractions (peristalsis) to pump water through its burrow, the worm sucks plankton, bacteria, and other bits into this net. When, like any vacuum, the net gets clogged, the worm slurps it all back into its mouth, taking in the particles it wants to eat and discarding the rest into the tunnel"

California penis fish | Newyork Post tweet of a fish that looks like a penis in someone's hand and headline about how hundreds of them washed up on the shores of California
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Australian Family Spends Hundreds Of Dollars On Lifesaving Surgery For Their Pet Koi-Fish

The owner of an acupuncture clinic has spent hundreds on lifesaving surgery after his beloved pet fish, Bubbles, developed a potentially deadly tumor. 


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New National Geographic Images Get The Meme Treatment

And we're loving it! Imgur user, MrJinglesTheFirst, decided to use two National Geography images as the new meme format for these original memes! 

If you want to join the party, here is a link to the meme templates below!

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Funny Fishing Memes For When You'd Rather Be Casting

Fishing has been a vital source of food for an incredibly long time, and more recently it's been one of our favorite leisure activities. Bumper stickers that read "I'd rather be fishing" are all over the place, and it seems every damn uncle is just waiting to tell you about the whopper he caught when he was on that trip with the boys. Fishing memes, however, are just recently popping off. While many of them are super corny and laced with irony, others are simply just memes for those of us who'd rather be sitting on a boat or casting off the shore, enjoy the little things in life.

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Artist Creates Hyperrealistic Paintings Of Fish, Insects, Reptiles And Snails

Meet Young-sung Kim, the extraordinary artist from Seoul, Korea, that is about to take your senses on a magic ride! Kim creates insane hyperrealistic pictures that look way too real for the mind to even comprehend that it's just a painting! 

His paintings, oil on canvas, look more realistic than actual photographs!

The Insider interviewed Kim on his process of what he calls, "an advanced, extreme hyperrealism that precedes any reality — more real than photographs and high-definition monitors." 

He continued describing the process and how planning each new piece involves, "collecting small animals, taking photographs, preparing a canvas, sketching, drawing, and painting with small brushes."

Kim also informed the Insider that he works 12 hours per day on creating these masterpieces.It can take anywhere from 3 to 10 months to complete one painting. 

Since Kim was a small child, he's been "collecting, observing, and studying .. I was amazed at the detail and the subtle colors that I saw in my work, just as I looked through a microscope." 

Why hyperrealism? Kim explains, "I have chosen my genre as hyperrealism because people in today's society think of animals and nature as methods of ornament, experiment, and edibility, My genre may be able to make the people think twice about the unintentionally abusive nature of their behavior towards animals and nature."

"Let's take care of small animals," Kim said. "If they cannot live, humans cannot live either."

We completely agree, Kim! Keep creating and loving life! 

Via The Insider

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Woman Meticulously Reviews Shark Emojis On Twitter For Their Accuracy

Shark expert and Twitter user Kat Mowle is answering the question that absolutely no one asked: how anatomically accurate are various shark emojis? Well, you're about to learn, along with a whole roundup of scientist emojis. Mark that down as information you didn't know you needed.

Twitter thread where woman reviews the accuracy of different emojis including sharks and scientists
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Woman Meticulously Reviews Shark Emojis On Twitter For Their Accuracy

Shark expert and Twitter user Kat Mowle is answering the question that absolutely no one asked: how anatomically accurate are various shark emojis? Well, you're about to learn, along with a whole roundup of scientist emojis. Mark that down as information you didn't know you needed.

Twitter thread where woman reviews the accuracy of different emojis including sharks and scientists
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Twitter Thread Exposing Fish Fraud Is Both Eye-Opening & Revolting

We've got some seriously bad news for fish-lovers. According to a report from nonprofit Oceana, over 20% of 449 fish that they tested were mislabeled, exposing some pretty serious "fish fraud." This is a staggering percentage, especially when considering that less than 1% of fish is tested for fraud. There's a huge chance that the expensive fish you're ordering while dining out is cheap - or even, according to this related Twitter thread from a biology professor, dangerous. There are fish out there that will hurt you to eat. And, as @AwesomeBioTA's class discovered, some of this "fish" is almost too disgusting for words.

Eye-opening twitter thread about professor doing a class on fish fraud.
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The Salmon Cannon: Catapulting Fish and People's Dreams Into The Future

Humans have interrupted a lot of natural processes. Highways divide forests, and dams interrupt the migration routes for fish. But that isn't to say that we haven't found solutions to some of the problems that we created. Wildlife bridges have been built over highways allow animals to cross the highway safely. And in a recent Twitter storm, the public has rediscovered an amazing apparatus that scientists released in 2014 which helps salmon migrate. It is called the Salmon Cannon. And as you can imagine, everyone is obsessed with it. 

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Twitter Thread Exposing Fish Fraud Is Both Eye-Opening & Revolting

We've got some seriously bad news for fish-lovers. According to a report from nonprofit Oceana, over 20% of 449 fish that they tested were mislabeled, exposing some pretty serious "fish fraud." This is a staggering percentage, especially when considering that less than 1% of fish is tested for fraud. There's a huge chance that the expensive fish you're ordering while dining out is cheap - or even, according to this related Twitter thread from a biology professor, dangerous. There are fish out there that will hurt you to eat. And, as @AwesomeBioTA's class discovered, some of this "fish" is almost too disgusting for words.

Eye-opening twitter thread about professor doing a class on fish fraud.
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The Salmon Cannon: Catapulting Fish and People's Dreams Into The Future

Humans have interrupted a lot of natural processes. Highways divide forests, and dams interrupt the migration routes for fish. But that isn't to say that we haven't found solutions to some of the problems that we created. Wildlife bridges have been built over highways allow animals to cross the highway safely. And in a recent Twitter storm, the public has rediscovered an amazing apparatus that scientists released in 2014 which helps salmon migrate. It is called the Salmon Cannon. And as you can imagine, everyone is obsessed with it. 

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